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Please click the link below to see the latest OCH COVID updates:

Ohio County Healthcare is committed to the health, safety and well-being of this community. We urge everyone to follow health and safety social distancing recommendations and receive vaccinations to protect yourself and others from the virus. If you are experiencing respiratory symptoms, (fever, cough, or shortness of breath), please call our COVID Hotline (270-256-5535) or OCH Patient Access (270-298-7411) for direction on treatment options or location before making a personal visit to the hospital or our clinics. This prevents exposing others unnecessarily and will lead to a more dynamic screening process. Many of our provider offices and hospital department s offer carside registration or alternative entrances to help control the spread of the virus. Stay well!

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Screening

  • All patients, visitors, and employees entering our facilities are screened for temperature and respiratory illness symptoms. 

Personal Protective Equipment

  • All patients, visitors, and staff must wear appropriate PPE. If you don't have a mask or other PPE, we'll gladly provide one.
  • Patients with COVID-19 are isolated from other patients in a separate area.
  • Patients scheduled for a procedure of surgery are tested for COVID-19 within 72 hours before their procedure. If they test positive, their procedure or surgery is rescheduled for their safety.

Environment

  • Re-arranged waiting areas and curb-side registration help to reduce traffic and create safe spaces for patients to wait for appointments.
  • All registration areas have either plexiglass barriers or floor labels to help maintain 6 foot social distancing.
  • Increased frequency and intensity of cleaning high-touch areas in patient rooms and lobbies.
  • When possible, separate entrances and treatment areas have been established for non-COVID patients.

Virtual Visits

  • All OCH providers offer virtual visits for treatment of acute and chronic ilnesses and medication refills. 
  • To schedule a virtual or in person appointment of if any questions, please call 270-504-1300.
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COVID-19 Symptoms

Symptoms can range from mild to severe and may develop within 2 to 14 days of exposure. People who have been infected may not show any symptoms and may still be contagious.

This makes it very important to wear a face covering in public and maintain six feet distancing to help protect others.

Most common symptoms of COVID-19 may include:

  • Fever of Chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of Breath or Difficulty Breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or Body Aches
  • Headache
  • New Loss of Taste or Smell
  • Sore Throat
  • Congestion or Runny Nose
  • Nausea or Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Please seek Emergency Medical Care if you develop any of the following warning signs:

  • Difficulty/Trouble Breathing
  • Persistent Pain or Pressure in the Chest
  • New Confusion or Inability to Arouse
  • Bluish Lips or Face

OCH Testing Resources

CDC Considerations for who should get tested:

  • People who have symptoms of COVID-19.
  • People who have had close contact (within 6 feet for a total of 15 minutes or more) with someone with confirmed COVID-19.
  • People who have taken part in activities that put them at higher risk for COVID-19 because they cannot socially distance as needed, such as travel, attending large social or mass gatherings, or being in crowded indoor settings.
  • People who have been asked or referred to get testing by their healthcare provider, local or state health department.

Not everyone needs to be tested. If you do get tested, you should self-quarantine/isolate at home pending test results and follow the advice of your health care provider or a public health professional. Please click this link to view the Green River District Health Department's recomendations regarding self-isolation.

Testing Site Questions:

  • Please follow our onsite signage and park in a designated COVID parking spot. Call the number on the sign. We ask all indivduals to stay in your vehicle unless otherwise directed by healthcare personnel.
  • You will be tested using nasal swab sample. You may also be tested for other respiratory illnesses if necessary.
  • If you receive a nasal swab for COVID-19, please presume you are positive and stay home and self-quarantine until you recieve final results.
  • You will receive a phone call once your test results are in.
  • It can take up to 5 days to receive test results through commercial lab testing.
  • We understand this is an anxious time and we appreciate your patience with us.
  • We are working on testing capabilities within our facilities for the near future, which will be much faster.
  • If your symptoms worsen and there is concern that you may require additional medical care you should call out Hotline at 270-256-5535

Healthcare Treatment Options

All Ohio County Healthcare facilities are open and treating patients either in person or by virtual video visits. Please call your provider's office during normal business hours to schedule an appointment. Carside registration is available so that patients can wait in their vehicles and not in waiting rooms. We have created seperate entrances for sick and well patients.

Visitor Information

  • Number of Visitors, Visiting Hours, and Visitor Protocol is varied based on department. Please call 270-298-7411 to inquire about a specific department's visiting information. All visitors will have their temperature checked and must wear a facemask in every part of the hospital. 
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